NOC election in January; nominations close on 21 Dec.
The election for office-bearers of the National Olympic Committee will take place on 09 January as per a decision taken at the NOC’s general meeting on 09 November. Accordingly, nominations will close on 21 December.
Issues with regard to the NOC constitution prevented the holding of the election after 2009. Those issues have now been rectified, as per a strong request by the International Olympic Committee, and a new constitution adopted. 
The ban imposed on the Sri Lanka Badminton Association by the world badminton governing body also came under discussion at the NOC meeting. Auditing the accounts of the NOC are being finalized as well.
Hemasiri Fernando serves as the NOC chairman since 1997 while its secretary Maxwell de Silva was elected in 2009.
Ashika Brahmana
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